Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile System (QRSAM)

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    The indigenous Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to be tested again in April with some changes suggested by the Army.

    Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile System (QRSAM)

    • It is a Short Range Surface to Air Missile system designed to protect moving armoured columns from aerial attacks. 
    • The entire weapon system is configured on highly mobile platforms and is capable of providing air defence on the move. 
    • It is being inducted into the Indian Army (IA).
    • The uniqueness of the QRSAM weapon system is that it can operate on the move with search and track capability & fire on short halt. This has been proven during the mobility trials conducted earlier.

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    • A Medium Range SAM is being developed by the DRDO in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). 
    • The maiden launch of the MRSAM Army Version was conducted in December 2020. 
    • The MRSAM has entered production. Its induction is on and is ready for deployment.

    Source: TH